News Round Up Sunday Morning Medicine By Jacqueline Antonovich • June 24, 2012 Sharing TwitterFacebook A weekly check-up of gender, medicine, and history in the news. The computer your viewing this on was brought to you by a gay man. Want to date like it’s 1938? Here’s a handy guide! The long (and quite technical) history of the espresso machine. The very first drinking song discovered? The mystery of Dolly Madison’s red dress. Were nuns too sexy in the Middle Ages? For your own safety, stay out of the kitchen! Giggle water and petting parties: Slang of the 1920s. A great new exhibit in NYC features the complicated history of activism. Thoughts on Badu, Simone, and the black female body. Thanks to The Pill, women are having fewer abortions. The women of Watergate. David Halperin reports on the straight media’s annual state-of-the-gay report. Just in time for summer – The history of the swimsuit. New study sheds light on women and masterbation.